The Slavic and East European Section (SEES) is one of the oldest sections of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. SEES represents approximately 200 librarians and specialists involved in Slavic and East European studies. In addition to Russia and the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the section is concerned with library service related to the study of the Baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia), Central Asia and the Caucasus.

The Section came into being in 1963 with the establishment of three committees. In 1990 the section expanded its focus with the creation of the Committee for the Preservation of Slavic Materials and Special Collections and again in 1998 with the addition of the Electronic Resources Committee. Today there are three standing committees: the Access and Preservation Committee, the Automated Bibliographic Control Committee and the Newsletter Editorial Committee.

Join SEES now! SEES welcomes new members at any time and offers a kaleidoscope of ways to be involved in Slavic and East European Librarianship.

To learn more, peruse the SEES Brochure. To volunteer for a SEES committee, please send an email expressing your interest to the Chair and Vice-Chair of SEES.

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